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Mitch Mathews Award
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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History

The Mitch Mathews Award for best new Australian play was given annually by a Melbourne group, Parnassus Den Productions, which staged readings of new Australian plays each week. 

Winners

2006 winner Renaissance Ron Elisha , 2005 single work drama A man is dying and da Vinci is passionately drawing. He wants the man's body for anatomical dissection. His work is believed to be that of the devil and he is charged with a crime against humanity and the soul of man. Passion and outrage collide. Three people shall become da Vinci's future: a 100-year-old man who counts every breath, a restive priest fighting for his own morality, and a woman who shall become forever famous. Whilst set in 16th century Italy, the themes explored in Renaissance are as eternal as the smile on the face of La Giaconda: the rise of fundamentalism as a reaction to the modern/feminist disposition and its need to control women; medical ethics, the oppression of free thought and the place, purpose and importance of the artist.' Source:http://www.theprogram.net.au/giveawaysSub.asp?id=849&state_id= (Sighted 02/11/2206).
2005 inaugural winner The Department Store Justin Fleming , 2003 single work drama
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